Thursday, August 5, 2010

When Love Left

I don't know when love left.
Now, in the tangle of stale time and
the necessity to keep it a secret
from myself, I don't even know
when the craving
for her, her body,
her mind, her love in return, all
decided to vacate my heart,
apparently deciding
the effort wasn't worth it.

I thought it could never happen,
thinking that this thing,
this thing which
was never labeled and never really
protected, this thing I will call
love, would be a permanent fixture
in my life, and that
like two monogamous creatures
destined to live and die together,
we'd endure forever.

So sad that I couldn't even count
on the love of my life
to be just that.

(Of another life and a sadder time)

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